Jean Duncan Harrison

Published 10:00 am Wednesday, January 3, 2024

Jean Duncan HarrisonJean Duncan Harrison, 87 of Cartersville, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 26. Jean was born on Feb. 23, 1936 in Cumberland County. She graduated from Cumberland High School, married her high school sweetheart, Tucker Harrison, and raised their three children at Morningside Farm, Cartersville. 

After their last child left for college, Jean joined the workforce where she served the farmers of her county through the USDA-ASCS. She had a passion for historic preservation, devoting much of her time to the restoration of the family’s 1857 house as well as the research of family and local history. She was a charter member of the Cumberland County Historical Society, served on the County’s Sesqui-Bicentennial Committee and was an active member of the Cartersville Garden Club. 

Jean was a life-long member of Oakwood United Methodist Church, which her grandfather was instrumental in starting. She continued her family’s legacy of service to the church and held many positions. She especially enjoyed working on the fellowship hall, memorial garden and centennial celebration. 

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It was Jean’s wish that it be known that her children and grandchildren were the delight of her life. 

Jean is survived by her three children, Harry St. George Tucker Harrison III (Susan) of Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, Sherrill Jean Harrison of Isle of Palms, South Carolina and Lynne Harrison Reazin (Mike) of Richmond; eight grandchildren, Jacqueline Lowe (Tyler), Caroline Harrison (Nicholas Evans), Michael Reazin, Benjamin Harrison (Joyce Chung), John Reazin (Sarah), Duncan Lyle (Lynn Schmitt), Courtland Lyle (Laura Rooney) and Randolph Reazin and four great-grandsons, Harrison and James Lowe, Tucker Evans and West Reazin. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry St. George Tucker Harrison Jr. and her sister, Dr. Judith Duncan. 

The funeral was held at Oakwood United Methodist Church on Jan. 2, at 2 p.m., followed by a graveside service and reception. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Oakwood United Methodist Church, 1291 Columbia Road, Columbia, VA 23038.